Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. The beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Fri., Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s showings include Born to Be Wild, A Beautiful Planet, Journey to the South Pacific, Jerusalem and Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Public tours at Kimbell Art Museum. Join knowledgeable docents for regularly scheduled tours focusing on the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Permanent Collection: Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. Architecture Tours: Two Buildings, One Museum Saturdays, 2 p.m. No reservations are required. Admission is required for nonmembers to visit paid special exhibitions: $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Museum Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, www.kimbellart.org/learn/gallery-tours/public-tours. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $14 13+, $10 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open on Mon. during Summer and Stock Show only. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s reimagined exhibit, DinoLabs. Who knew you could find dinosaurs in your own backyard? DinoLabs and DinoDig® bring the fascinating story of dinosaurs discovered in North Texas to life with full articulations of dinosaur skeletons native to the region and a dig site replicating a local paleontological field site. Filled with cutting-edge technology and treasured artifacts from the Museum’s paleontology collection, this updated exhibit will enthrall, entertain and engage. $15 Gen. Ad., 12+. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/dinolabs-dinodig. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Grapevine Farmers Indoor Market. Shop local and eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. The market features a variety of vendors of home decor, collectibles and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Town Square Gazebo. Free admission. For more information, 817-527-7446, www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com. 520 S. Main St., #203, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music into their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Every Sunday The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West. Free to the public, 2 p.m. www.cowtownopry.org. 817-366-9675. 131 E. Exchange Ave.
Through Nov. 18 Application Pending at Circle Theatre. On the day applications are due at Edgely Prep, an elite Manhattan private school, the head of admissions is ousted in a scandal. Christine Evans, a Kindergarten assistant, is unexpectedly thrust into the job. With phones ringing off the hook, she must balance beleaguered applicants, incompetent administrators, and an army of parents who will stop at nothing to get their kids in. Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg’s comedy explores the cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions and what it ultimately means to be a good parent. Contains adult language and subject matter. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, 817-877-3040, www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth St. in Sundance Square.
Through Nov. 26 Misty Keasler’s Haunt exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Thirteen themed haunted houses across America make up the imagery. A driving force behind this series, which depicts interior rooms and exterior scenes, is that the subject matter takes photography to its spooky edge. Tickets $10 adults, 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibitions/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Nov. 26 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. Showing in November 10-12, Viceroy’s House. 17-19, Novitiate. 24-26, Loving Vincent. Tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/category/Magnolia-at-the-Modern/289. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Dec. 28 “The Ultimate Octonauts Experience” at the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium. Explore the amazing world of The Octonauts, the team of undersea adventure heroes from the hit animated TV series. Take part in underwater missions to save the world’s oceans, while getting up-close with new and exciting sea creatures that include lionfish, hawkfish, angelfish and more. Visitors will explore a mysterious cave with Captain Barnacles and sound the Octo-Alert to light up amazing creatures living inside. Join Kwazii on a thrilling chase to reclaim his long-lost treasure and rescue a runaway crab. Help Peso cleanup the coral reef and protect its creatures, then step on-board the Gup-E for an unforgettable photo opportunity. This special event is included in the price of admission. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tickets $15 adults, $12 children 3-12. For more information, 877-819-7677, www.visitsealife.com/grapevine/discover/the-ultimate-octonauts-experience/. 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., #525 Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Dec. 31 Donray Traveling Exhibits at the Arlington Museum of Art. This exhibit demonstrates the majesty of Western American landscapes, birds, and performers. Donray’s technique captures the beauty of the natural world while commenting on the silent danger that exists out in the open or secluded spaces. For more information, www.arlingtonmuseum.org. 201 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
Through Dec. 31 Casanova: The Seduction of Europe at the Kimbell Art Museum. This exhibit explores the 18th century across Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798). The exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Jan. 1, 2018 ICE! Featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at The Gaylord Texan Resort. ICE! is a walk-through holiday attraction, kept at a chilly 9 degrees and featuring two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and five slides. See Ma in her kerchief, Pa in his cap, and more as the classic holiday poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, comes to life! This is fun for the whole family and is part of a Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort. For more information and tickets, http://bit.ly/2xT7U3a. The Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Jan. 7, 2018 Amon Carter Museum of American Art Presents Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition in the United States to explore the multifaceted meanings of hunting and fishing in both painting and sculpture from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century. The exhibit features more than 60 paintings and sculptures that together demonstrate the aesthetic richness and cultural importance of hunting and fishing in America. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Jan. 7, 2018 “Race to the End of the Earth” at The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. This exhibition focuses on the challenges that the two leaders Roald Amundsen on the Norwegian side, and Robert Falcon Scott on the British, faced as they undertook their separate 1,800-mile journeys from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf to the South Pole and back. This exhibit is included in the price of museum admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, www.fwmuseum.org/race-end-earth. 1600 Gendy St.
Through Jan. 14, 2018 Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! at The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The exhibit presents key concepts in science, math and engineering. Activities invite children to learn like George through direct experience and problem solving! This exhibit is included in the price of museum admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmsh.org/curious-george-2. 1600 Gendy St.
Through Jan. 14, 2018 Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. North Texas photographer Dornith Doherty has traveled the globe for more than a decade to construct a visual meditation on the planet’s botanical diversity by showcasing the work of international seed banks and sharing the pure aesthetic pleasure of seeds and their transformations into plants. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Jan.14, 2018 FOCUS: Katherine Bradford exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Katherine Bradford is known for her vibrant palette and eccentric compositions. Often built up over months and sometimes years, Bradford’s paintings are textured, semi-transparent coats of acrylic paint, with hints of pentimenti exposed in the finished surface. Tickets $10 adults, 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibitions/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Jan. 21, 2018 Salvador Dali Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art. See the mastery of Dali, who is a well-known Spanish artist and one of the leading figures in the Surrealism movement. He was a virtuoso with dazzling skills and techniques as a painter, designer, sculptor, writer and set designer. He was also a master engraver who could produce equally outstanding work in dry point, etching, woodcut or lithography. $8 for adults, $5 for seniors & students, free for children 2 & under. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m., www.arlingtonmuseum.org, 817-275-4600. 201 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
Through Feb. 4, 2018 National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Constance Jaeggi, rancher and world champion cutting horse rider, presents her debut exhibition of fine-art equine photography Aspects of Power, Light and Motion in the Cowgirl’s Anne W. Marion Gallery. In 21 large-format, black-and-white photographs, Jaeggi focuses on the horse as a dynamic being while capturing its sense of motion in a still frame. She uses light and shadow to sculpt each scene to accentuate the individual personality of the horse. She takes the horses out of their natural environment to photograph them without halters or means of restraints in the indoor studio on her ranch, the J Five Horse Ranch in Parker County near Weatherford, Texas, the cutting horse capital of the world. She titled each photograph to reflect the personality of the horse or horses featured. Hrs. Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $10, $8 ages 3-12 and 60 and older. Free to younger than 3 and members. For information, visit www.cowgirl.net or call 817-336-4475. 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth.
Through Feb. 11, 2018 Caught On Paper exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. From giving something your “best shot” to feeling like a “fish out of water,” metaphors and imagery from the sports of hunting and fishing permeate American culture. This selection of works on paper explores the popular outdoor subjects that have captivated American artists for centuries. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. Visit the museum’s Library to learn more about the artists in the exhibition. The Library offers public hours on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Feb. 18, 2018 Hugh the Hunter exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. A fitting companion and contradiction to the celebratory exhibitions Wild Spaces, Open Seasons and Caught on Paper, the film Hugh the Hunter engages with contemporary issues of race, class, and the practice of hunting. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through March 25, 2018 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents the exhibit Darryl Lauster: Trace. Texas-based artist Lauster (b. 1969) created ten fragmentary Carrara marble tablets and carved phrases in them using a font reminiscent of the ones used on monuments. The blocks of stone seemingly speak essential truths—such as language from American founding documents, various militias and splinter group manifestos, and parts of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty—uniting fundamental phrases intended for entirely different purposes and obscuring their original meanings. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 2, 2018 Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34 is at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Amon Carter has commissioned a large scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican born, Dallas based artist Gabriel Dawe. Words cannot do justice to the transformative power of Dawe’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 9, 2018 The Sid Richardson Museum’s focus exhibition, “Frederic Remington: Altered States,” tells the provocative story of three of his paintings from the museum’s collection that were altered after completion. One demonstrates a change made by Remington, one demonstrates fraudulency and one remains a mystery. The exhibition explores the ways in which scholarship and scientific conservation methods contributed to the discovery of those alterations. “This focus exhibition is for anyone who loves a mystery,” said director Mary Burke. Visitors can also examine two different castings of Remington’s bronze “The Rattlesnake.” “Frederic Remington: Altered States” runs concurrently with the “Legacy” exhibition. “Legacy” depicts the clash of cultures of the 19th century American West, conflicts among cowboys, soldiers, explorers and Indigenous Americans during westward expansion. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free admission and free tours. Free valet parking in Sundance Square. For information, visit www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org or call 817-332-6554. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
14 Public Tour of Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Come learn about the aesthetic and design of Japanese Gardens and receive an introduction to the horticulture and history found in the Fort Worth Japanese Garden. Adults $7, children ages 4-12 $4, seniors age 65+ $5. www.fwbg.org/events/2016/11/8/free-walking-tour-of-the-japanese-garden. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
14-19 Irving Berlin’s White Christmas presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall. This holiday season, discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and good will, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs and top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow! Performance times vary. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
16 Billy Bob’s Texas-George Navarro. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
17 Billy Bob’s Texas-Flatland Cavalry. Tickets $12 & $16. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
17,18,24,25 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $24, Gen. Ad. $19, seniors 60+, $14 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
17-Dec. 23 Annie at Artisan Center Theater With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
17-Jan. 7, 2018 Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas. Have yourself a merry little Christmas as Six Flags Over Texas transforms into a winter wonderland. Thrilling rides, holiday shows, delicious hot cocoa and over a million twinkling lights await guests looking to get into the magical, holiday spirit. For more information, www.sixflags.com/overtexas/special-events/holiday-in-the-park. 2201 Rd. to Six Flags Arlington, TX 76011.
18 Billy Bob’s Texas-Kip Moore: Plead The Fifth Tour with Drake White and Jordan Davis. Tickets $20 & $25. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
18,23 Marathon’s, Walks, and Fun Runs in November at Panther Island Pavilion. 5 Events for the active family or runner this month, so sign up now! 4th Toro Dash, 5th Light the Night Walk, 12th Forth Worth Marathon, 18th Pumpkin Spice, 23rd Thanksgiving Day Run 2017. For more information, www.pantherislandpavilion.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
18,25 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
19 XTO Energy Parade of Lights and Lighting Ceremony in Sundance Square Plaza. It’s a day filled with exciting things to do throughout Downtown, from taking care of your holiday shopping in Sundance Square to dining out in some of the finest restaurants in Fort Worth, all while enjoying the holiday spirit of the country’s top holiday parade. The XTO Energy Parade of Lights begins at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Weatherford Street and Houston Street. NOTE: This is a new start location and the route has changed as well. The parade proceeds east along Weatherford Street, turns south on Commerce and goes all the way to 9th Street. At 9th Street the parade turns west, proceeds past the Convention Center to Houston St., and then turns north on Houston Street to Weatherford St. For more detailed information, please visit www.fortworthparadeoflights.org. Downtown Fort Worth.
19,23,30 Dallas Cowboys Football. America’s Team hosts 4 home games this month at AT&T Stadium. 19th Cowboys vs. Eagles, 23rd Cowboys vs. Chargers, and 30th Cowboys vs. Redskins. For information and tickets, www.attstadium.com/events. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
20 “Carol of Lights” in Grapevine Town Square. See Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate flip the switch that transforms Historic Downtown Grapevine into the Christmas Capital of Texas. The city will be illuminated with more than one million lights along Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Guests will enjoy musical performances and hot chocolate will be available. Starts at 5:30 p.m. with the tree lighting at 7 p.m. at the Town Square Gazebo. Free Admission. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
21-22 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph! Performance times vary. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
23 Billy Bob’s Texas-Los Tigres del Norte with Michael Salgado, Las Fénix and Elias. Tickets $25. Performance 7 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
24 Billy Bob’s Texas-Aaron Watson. Tickets $20, $28 & $38. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
24-26 Home for the Holidays presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Let our own Maestro and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra help you kick off your holiday season! Home for the Holidays is a fun-filled family tradition that features all of your favorite seasonal songs and a special visit by a man in a red and white suit. Performance times vary. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
24-Dec. 23 The North Pole Express at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Imagine the joy on the faces of your children and grandchildren as they experience the magic of Grapevine’s North Pole Express! Guests begin their journey as they board the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Victorian rail coaches. As the train departs and the anticipation of arriving at the North Pole builds, elves will welcome the guests and sing traditional Christmas songs. Then, a magical moment! As the train draws closer to the North Pole, Mrs. Claus makes a special appearance to give each child a “We Believe” silver Santa bell. Guests then arrive at the North Pole and walk along a snowy Christmas Tree trail, where, as they wait for an appearance by Santa, guests are entertained with songs and magical Christmas moments. Finally, Santa arrives! Santa wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and then shares his Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk served in a memory mug to all the boys and girls. Families will also receive a voucher for a complimentary Family Photo with Santa. Admission $25 and reservations required. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/north-pole-express/. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
24-Dec. 23 Santa Claus: A New Musical at Casa Mañana Theater. Back by popular demand, your family will love making this your holiday tradition. When Santa announces that he’s retiring after a thousand years, the search is on for someone to fill his boots. Expecting to be the next Father Christmas, Henchy the Elf is disappointed when Santa has someone different in mind. Will Santa and his elves get Nick ready in time to deliver the toys all over the world? Or will the discouraged Henchy successfully sabotage Christmas? With hummable tunes like “What Would Santa Do?” and “Naughty or Nice,” Santa Claus: A New Musical will put the whole family in the holiday spirit! Performance times and ticket prices vary. For information, www.casamanana.org. 3101 West Lancaster.
24-Dec. 24 Jubilee Theatre presents A Motown Christmas. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this Jubilee Theatre Christmas debut. Created in 2015 by Nate Jacobs–Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, this exciting family-fun musical is filled with your Christmas favorites from Motown, including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and The Jackson 5 … all performed in that unmistakable Jubilee Theatre style. Performance times vary. For tickets and additional information, www.jubileetheatre.org. 506 Main St.
24-Dec. 31 ENCHANT: The World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze and Market. Enchant features a real ice skating rink and more than 2 acres of lighted Christmas Mazes and amazing displays while incorporating an Arlington favorite, the Texas Christkindl Market as the new Texas Christkindl Market Lane! Enjoy winter-themed food & drinks while browsing through the vendor village and visit Santa with the kids. Live entertainment and fun for the whole family, this is the biggest Christmas event in North Texas! For more information or to purchase tickets, www.arlington.org/event/enchant%3a-a-world-of-christmas-wonder-awaits/19262/. Globe Life Park-LOT F, Arlington, TX.
24-Jan. 6, 2018 The Modern Lights exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. For the first time in its history, the Modern will be illuminated with a spectacular array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season and in honor of the Museum’s 125th Anniversary. Not only will passersby be treated to a stunning display, visitors and families will be invited to enjoy nightly viewing opportunities with extended museum hours for a “must-see” holiday experience. Tickets $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibitions/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
25 Billy Bob’s Texas-105.3 The Fan House Party featuring House of Pain with Everlast, DJ Z-Trip and Rhymin’ N Stealin’ (The Original Beastie Boys Tribute). Tickets $10.53 & $25. Performance 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
30 Billy Bob’s Texas-Russell Dickerson. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.